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Alimiyyah Programme

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The Alimiyyah Programme is an undergraduate level programme in Shari’ah (Islamic Law) and Islamic Theology. The programme is an in depth study of subjects such as Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh and the principles of Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh. It also includes an advanced study of classical Arabic and courses on history, leadership, politics, and philosophy.

The aim of the Alimiyyah curriculum is to produce Ulama (scholars) and leaders who are competent in the Islamic sciences such as Tafsir and Hadith possessing the professional skills necessary to serve, guide and lead the Muslim community with excellence. In addition to imparting knowledge and skills, the curriculum, and the environment within which it is taught is designed to produce scholars whose scholarship is marked by tradition, intelligence, piety, responsibility, and generosity of spirit, ensuring that we are not simply producing academics and professionals seeking a career but are reproducing the selfless spirit that has always been so characteristic of Islamic scholarship.

This curriculum has already produced graduates of the highest calibre whose work is already benefiting the community in different capacities. It is our firm belief that EC and its academic system and curriculum are the future for Islamic education and the producing of competent Ulama, Imams and leaders of the future.

EC is also in the process of seeking validation from a British university for the Alimiyyah Programme as an undergraduate degree.

The course will start in September.


1 year Arabic intensive at Ebrahim College or ability to demonstrate equivalent competency in the Arabic language. Applicants must be able to read, understand and translate the Arabic texts taught in year 1 of the Alimiyyah programme.

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Mode of Attendance

4 years full-time
Monday – Friday
9am – 4.30pm

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